Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
. and for the first time in several weeks, the effects of superstorm sandy largely ruled out. the four-week average at 408,000 is still elevated. most of the year we have seen claims around that 370,000 to 375,000 level which suggests modest growth. we get the november employment growth tomorrow. that's a key factor although again sandy will distort the numbers. >>> flat start on wall street. investors still looking for some progress. dow down 1, nasdaq down 1, s&p down 1, as well. apple shares down 1.25%. back to you. >> it's 1s across the board. thank you. >>> the new reality in washington state recreational use of marijuana is now legal. hundreds of people showed up at the space needle to celebrate at midnight. voters approved the law last month. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing and selling it is still a crime. colorado by the way also legalized recreational use of marijuana but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. >>> just two years after arriving in the bay area, the "fresh & easy" market chain could be going away.
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
lower than what it saw in october but that was because of superstorm sandy, which it says effectively took 86,000 jobs out of the picture. the labor department reports overall job growth this friday. it says in october there was a gain of 171,000 jobs with the unemployment rate at 7.9%. >>> netflix big news yesterday when it announced an agreement with disney to start showing exclusively new disney movies beginning in 2016 streaming those movies for several months before they can be streamed or sold elsewhere. the "l.a. times" is reporting that netflix will pay disney upwards of $300 million a year in order to do that. but netflix got a big bump as stocks were up by 14% on the news. right now, netflix is pulling back a little bit down about 2.5%. overall market mixed right now with the dow up by 47 points. nasdaq is down by 9. the s&p up 1. apple weighing on the tech sector this morning shares down about 2.5%. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> well, we have something new for your coffee-aholics on your holiday